The Bubble Club Present: Los Pacaminos
Saturday 27 April 8.15pm (doors/bar 7pm)
Tickets £15 / £13 concessions
Box Office 01227 281174
On a bleak November day in London in 1993, Paul and some of his friends and long standing members of his bands through the years were swapping ideas on how to cope with the prospect of another winter in England. Paul had finished extensive touring and was looking forward to some R and R, rest and recreation that is. Between all six of the assembled company a common thread was apparent, a love of Border and Tex Mex music. This music, from the working class bars of Wes Texas, brought the atmosphere of the sun soaked expanse of the great state of Texas into a dingy rehearsal room seated beneath a massive flyover in West London. This meeting of friends became a regular fixture and the good feeling generated by these rehearsals drove the momentum of the music forward. Paul and the guys decided that it might be fun to play some local bars just for the hell of it. Soon the band had formed into a regular six piece playing cover tunes by the likes of the Texas Tornados and Ry Cooder.
Well the way of things brought a further development. The following year a young Melvin Duffy brought his virtuoso steel guitar playing to the Los Pacaminos table and the band was complete. The band started to play gigs all around London at this time and became favourites on the circuit.
Now in their twentieth year this band of friends are still playing the music they love. The songs have developed along the way and the band have written some of the tunes for the live performances that still carry the atmosphere of a working man’s bar on Friday night, payday for those field and oil workers who had emigrated to Texas from Scotland, Germany and Mexico and who brought their polkas and waltzes and love songs with them.
Los Pacaminos are;
Paul Young needs little introduction…from his days with Q-Tips to his number one solo hits “Wherever I Lay My Hat”, “Come Back and Stay”, “Every Time You Go Away” and many others. Paul has always been loved for his unique vocal style, his great personality and for making a jolly good mole sauce! Guitar/Vocals: Drew Barfield From A&M signings The Keys and The Big Heat, Drew has written songs for Go West, Joe Jackson, Paul Young and Level 42.
Pedal Steel Guitar: Melvin Duffy
Probably the finest young pedal steel guitar player in Britain. His credits include Jimmy Nail, Leo Sayer and Deana Carter. Recent tours include Chris Difford and Robbie Williams, Dylan Le Blanc and The Water Boys.
Keyboards/Accordian/Vocals: Matt Irving.
Matt has performed with a whole host of artists including Roger Chapman, Lords Of The New Church, Paul Young, Squeeze, Chris Rea, Jools Holland, Roger Waters and Manfred Mann.
Guitar/Vocals: Jamie Moses
An accomplished session player who now also plays with Sir Tom Jones and Queen, he has worked with The Pretenders, Mike and the Mechanics, Chaka Khan, Gary Barlow, Tony Hadley, Pete Townsend and Dave.